Safety warning after shocking footage emerges showing pedestrian getting hit by bus
Shocking footage of a man being hit by a bus trying to cut across a busy Sydney road has sparked a warning from authorities.
The pedestrian was crossing six lanes of traffic on Military Road at Cremorne last month when he collided with the State Transit vehicle.
Dashcam footage shows him emerging from the traffic as the bus approaches him at speed.
The driver slammed the brakes, throwing passengers to the floor, but was unable to stop in time.
Many of the passengers got straight off the bus to treat the pedestrian as he was lying on the road.
9NEWS understands the man broke his leg in the incident.
"He is very lucky he didn't lose his life," NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance said.
In the last five years, 475 people have been hit by buses in New South Wales, with 30 of them dying from their injuries.
Another incident on Pittwater Road at Collaroy saw an elderly woman miss being hit by centimetres, with the driver and passengers clutching at their chests in shock.
The warning is not just for the safety of pedestrians, but passengers as well.
"Buses aren't just a big steel box," CBD Coordinator General Marg Prendegast said.
"People on the bus get thrown around and what we know is elderly people are susceptible to those kind of injuries."